is a common expression in Japanese which literally means ‘even if you say (A), it is good/ok’. This is translated more naturally as ‘you could say (A)’, or ‘you might say (A)’.
As the と
at the beginning of the phrase is the ‘quotation’ use of the と
may be used after almost any statement that the speaker wants to quote.
That person eats 7 meals a day, so you could say that he is eating all day.
You could say that sport is dangerous.
You could say that how that person works is careful.
It is safe to say that she is a very nice person.
Most grammatical structures in Japanese that use 言（い）う will often appear without kanji. This is simply to make them easier to recognize as a grammar pattern, rather than a standard word in a sentence. This is also true for patterns that include 行（い）く, or 来（く）る.